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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Nov 23, 2011 10:34am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead Music Post - What Album Never Fails to Deliver?

I came up with a longish list of albums that always work for me - even though I've lived with some of them for a good few years now (and Burgers was definitely the one I thought of first):

Hot Tuna - Burgers
Ry Cooder - Paradise and Lunch
Buffalo Springfield - Again
The Clash - London Calling
Nick Lowe - Party of One
Be Good Tanyas - Blue Horse
Todd Rundgren - The Ballad of Todd Rundgren
Crosby Stills and Nash
Stephen Stills - Manassas
Neil Young - Ragged Glory
Eagles - Desperado
Wilco - Summer Teeth
Fred Neil - Bleeker and MacDougal
Richard and Linda Thompson - I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight
Richard Thompson - Henry the Human Fly
Jackson Browne - Late for the Sky
The Jayhawks - Smile
Allman Brothers - Brothers and Sisters
Steely Dan - Can't Buy a Thrill
Jefferson Airplane - After Bathing at Baxters
Jefferson Starship - Blows Against the Empire
Joni Mitchell - Court and Spark
Tom Petty - Full Moon Fever
Little Feat - Feats Don't Fail Me Now
Television - Marquee Moon
Two Dogs Trading Post - Rendezvous Store
Shelby Lynne - I am Shelby Lynne
Outlaws
Pink Floyd - Meddle
Poco - Deliverin'

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Poster: Jobygoob Date: Nov 23, 2011 10:45am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead Music Post - What Album Never Fails to Deliver?

yeah oops, Pink floyd "Meddle" was what I meant, the one Echoes is on

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Poster: rdenirojb87 Date: Nov 23, 2011 11:42am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead Music Post - What Album Never Fails to Deliver?

do you like mirror ball and freedom? that's one of my favorite periods in neil's long diverse career.

i would also nominate mr. young for consideration in the greatest guitarists thread. next to dylan, he is my favorite singer/songwriter. i don't care if he doesn't have the best chops. he's got fuckin' heart and soul.

perhaps my favorite concert i've ever been to was a neil young show. 90 minutes of just neil with a harmonica, piano, and a different guitar for almost every song. set break. and 90 more minutes of electric face-melting neil. and he's still very good, at age 66.

i find your abb pick to be interesting. big dickey fan? that album always gets overshadowed by the first few albums with duane, but it really is just as good. i always loved dickey's songwriting. liz reed is one of my favorite musical compositions ever. another one of the best concert moments of my life was john scofield joining the brothers at the beacon, for a 20 min liz reed. looking around and seeing everyone stare motionless in total awe was quite a sight.

This post was modified by rdenirojb87 on 2011-11-23 19:42:06

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Nov 24, 2011 2:44am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead Music Post - What Album Never Fails to Deliver?

I do like Freedom a lot, Mirrorball not so much. The other Neil Young album that came close to being included in my ‘go to’ list was On the Beach – I just absolutely flat out love that one from beginning to end.

I agree with you that Neil is an awesome guitar player, and a very good example of the point you made elsewhere about guitar greatness being about more than just technical ability, it’s about putting your heart and soul into what you do and connecting with the hearts and souls of your audience – Neil does that big time.

As to my ABB pick – yes I like what Dickey Betts brings to the table here (ably supported by Les Dudek on Rambling Man and Jessica) but that’s not really why I picked it. I picked Brothers and Sisters because there isn’t a single track on there that outstays its welcome – you can’t always say that about 30 minutes of Mountain Jam really. (Just as an aside, while I’m typing this I’ve got Lovelight 2-13-70 playing and I’m thinking ‘this is really going on way to long – fast forward…’). In any event Fillmore and Peach will remain permanent fixtures in my collection.

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Poster: cosmic charlie dupree Date: Nov 23, 2011 11:08am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead Music Post - What Album Never Fails to Deliver?

A quick note to thank you for spotlighting Burgers a year or so ago. That album got me on a major Hot Tuna tear for the next 6 months. Count this as one of the reasons I love this place (though I'm almost purely a voyeur on this site due to lack of time and nothing original to add). Keep On Truckin'!

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Poster: Jacky Hughes Date: Nov 23, 2011 12:25pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead Music Post - What Album Never Fails to Deliver?

Steely Dan - Aja
Beatles - Revolver
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - Damn The Torpedoes
Ry Cooder - Bop Till You Drop
Van Morrison - Moondance